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    Ape-hangers?

    Looking to put apes on my 2002 1800C.

    I hear I can go up to 10inches without changing any cables.

    Any input would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks

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    Hell yeah! I hope we hear something or get a link. I'd love to put some apes on mine but figured it would be a complete re-do of everything up front.

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    I too would like some input on this. I have a 1300 that I'd like to put some shoulder heigth bars on.

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    got 16" on mine with 11" over stock barnett cables!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBadWolf View Post
    Looking to put apes on my 2002 1800C.

    I hear I can go up to 10inches without changing any cables.

    Any input would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks
    That may be true for a 1300, but the 1800 has hydraulic clutch and brake lines that are only good for about 2 or maybe 3 inches over stock. I have R bars on my C and they stretch the lines to the limit. As for the throttle cables, they can be re-routed to get the extra length you need (to some extent at least).

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    Quote Originally Posted by kermitdog View Post
    got 16" on mine with 11" over stock barnett cables!
    whered ya get em? Ive got a set of 16"ers sittin and waiting to get cables. considering just making my own.

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    16" looks like too much, and a few reasons I don't care for the bars angled forward of fork line.
    Moderate 6" - 10". Hopefully 1 1/2 bars. I'd like that link.
    All lines hidden. Fat Rubber up front.

    The stock forks are nothing special actually. Their history when conversion is made.
    If our roads were anything like the perfection in Europe, I'd keep the forks.
    Can you imagine never hitting a spine splitting pot hole? There are none, period.

    Several times cruising an average of 110 from Amsterdam to Frankfurt and some times in light rain, you get passed like your standing still. They are good at it. Rarely an issue.
    The scary part is the darn big trees are so close to the road side. No Rails.
    You can guess what happened to one rider.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TerribleTC View Post
    whered ya get em? Ive got a set of 16"ers sittin and waiting to get cables. considering just making my own.
    i got the cables at a local honda shop. you have to special order them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philscbx View Post
    16" looks like too much, and a few reasons I don't care for the bars angled forward of fork line.
    Moderate 6" - 10". Hopefully 1 1/2 bars. I'd like that link.
    All lines hidden. Fat Rubber up front.

    The stock forks are nothing special actually. Their history when conversion is made.
    If our roads were anything like the perfection in Europe, I'd keep the forks.
    Can you imagine never hitting a spine splitting pot hole? There are none, period.

    Several times cruising an average of 110 from Amsterdam to Frankfurt and some times in light rain, you get passed like your standing still. They are good at it. Rarely an issue.
    The scary part is the darn big trees are so close to the road side. No Rails.
    You can guess what happened to one rider.
    the only reason the bars are passed the fork line is because my triple tree is 8* over stock... my whole front end is modified...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kermitdog View Post
    the only reason the bars are passed the fork line is because my triple tree is 8* over stock... my whole front end is modified...
    I did notice the raked extended non inverted forks.
    21" wheel I'm sure. Grips 6" closer would be cramping style with that rake.
    2 shots missing: hands on bars turned, and hands on side profile wheel straight.
    Is turning effort increased with set up?
    Thanks'

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